After two years, FREME has just come to the end of its fruitful development road. The project – co-funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – has developed a commercial-grade open framework of e-Service for the multilingual and semantic enrichment of digital content. This framework was designed and implemented thanks to the effort of some specialists in language resources, tools, and services, multilingualism and Semantic Web, Linked and open data, belonging to paramount actors such as DFKI, Infai, and imec.
In the first year, imec was responsible for the development of the e-publishing service that an API to create digital books. In the second year, imec acquired both feedback and a high number of potential customers for the FREME framework. Furthermore, we developed a user interface that allows easy access to the different e-services for new and experienced users. This has resulted in a very positive final review. imec has received “excellent” scores in all areas, with explicit positive mentions of its role as Technology Provider in the second year.
Starting from February 2017, FREME will be hosted for at least two years by the Irish ADAPT Center, a dynamic research centre that combines the world-class expertise of researchers at four universities (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology) with that of its industry partners to produce ground-breaking digital content innovations. The aim of the synergy between FREME and ADAPT is to seek to further develop the framework with the goal of empowering both research and industry projects.